Dangerous Garden: The Quest for Plants to Change Our Lives

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Frances Lincoln, 2004 - Dangerous plants - 208 pages
Over the ages humans have sought out plants across the globe for many uses:o heal wounds, cure disease, soothe troubled minds, kindle love or evokeurious dreams. Gardener and botanist David Stuart tells the story of thatearch, and how the world of plants has interacted with the world of humansn the quest.;This is not only a story of soothing balms and heroic cures.any plants have a dark side to balance the light and most of the reallyowerful and effective plants are double-edged. They can heal or kill, calms or enslave us, cure depression or roar us off to meet strange gods andonsters. The relationship between humans and plants is a complex one. Stuartelates amazing tales of how the quest for plants has sparked wars, helpedstablish international trade routes and generated fortunes.

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Stuart is a botanist.

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